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Screenshot slide show: Vaporware's greatest hits
Vaporware n: Any piece of technology with equal and excessive numbers of promises and delays. It might be awesome, but you probably won't actually see it. Here is some of the best vaporware in gaming.
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Earthbound 64/Mother 3
Earthbound, known as Mother 2 in Japan, was one of the greatest hippie-beating RPGs for the Super Nintendo. A sequel was planned for the Nintendo 64, but that was scrapped when the system's expansion deck, the 64DD, turned out to be vaporware itself. A sequel was finally released this year for the Game Boy Advance, along with a compilation game featuring both Mother and Mother 2. Unfortunately, Nintendo has no plans to release either title in the United States.
Vaporware status: Released in Japan